Summer Time... and the Living is Easy!

School's out. Daylight lasts well into the evening. And you are ready to show off your new swimsuit at the pool. Every evening after work, and every day of the weekend - you want to spend all your free time outdoors. It's summer time! (well, not technically for another week, but with our temperatures inching ever closer to 100 degree days here in Austin, it sure feels like summer is here!)

Fun in the sun in your own backyard really is living the dream. Working with an Interior Designer one might think only of the vision for the interior of your home. This makes perfect sense. But when I designed the pool-side living space in the picture above, I extended the interior vision through the doors and walls into the backyard. You may not want to go back inside once you have cooked your dinner in the outdoor kitchen, dined al fresco under the covered porch, tickled your toes in the refreshing pool water, or cozied up on the chaise lounge with a glass of rosé gazing up at the stars.

A thoughtful and well appointed backyard with all of the comforts you enjoy inside makes summer time living easy.